Jason Mezilis was featured on Guitarsite.com in an interview about his playing style and gear of choice:
 “My first instrument was actually classical piano. When I first got into rock and roll guitar, I used to transcribe the parts for piano and try to shred ’em that way. I mean, we’re talking Joe Satriani licks…crazy stuff. But I think it was finally Van Halen’’s ‘1984’ that turned the tables. To this day I’ve played ‘Panama’ more times on guitar than anything else!” 
You can read the rest of the interview at guitarsite.com!